Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Educator - Beef Systems (Thomas County)
University or Organization :
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
State or Territory :
Nebraska
Application Deadline :
May 27, 2019
 
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Location :
Thedford, NE
Area, Department or Unit :
Panhandle Research & Extension District
Full/Part Time :
Full-time
Salary :
Negotiable
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
Do you have the drive to help us with critical issues facing the beef industry? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs on topics such as integrating latest genetics, reproduction or nutrition technologies into your beef operation, or managing production costs and risk for volatile conditions. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Thedford, Nebraska and serving Thomas, Hooker, Blaine, Grant and Cherry Counties in Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis on ruminant nutrition. This person will teach and coordinate Beef Systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability; b) animal care to improve health, wellbeing, and product quality; c) enhanced resiliency of beef businesses; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness of livestock systems and animal products.Required Qualifications:Masters degree required; one degree in Animal, Range or Veterinary Science, Agricultural Economics with beef emphasis or closely related field. Masters degree must be completed by start date.Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).Preferred Qualifications:A combination of training and experience in nutrition and reproduction applicable to extensive cow-calf systems.Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.Minimum of 2 years experience with agricultural production similar to Nebraska systems.Review of applications will begin May 27, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190047. Click Apply for this job; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:- Cover Letter- Resume- List of three professional references- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
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Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Masters degree required; one degree in Animal, Range or Veterinary Science, Agricultural Economics with beef emphasis or closely related field. Masters degree must be completed by start date.
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Travel Requirements:
Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid drivers license.
Other Requirements:
Criminal history background check will be conducted.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Jodi Mackin
Phone Number with Area Code :
4024690273
Application Instructions :
Review of applications will begin May 27, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190047. Click Apply for this job; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:- Cover Letter- Resume- List of three professional references- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.